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ERIC Number: ED444867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 25
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An Investigation of the Effects of Gender, Socioeconomic Status, Race and Grades on Standardized Test Scores.
Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M.; Wiggins, Bettie Barrett
The main objective of this study was to show whether eighth graders' performance on standardized mathematics tests could be predicted from a variety of variables. These predictors included gender, race, socioeconomic status, and previously earned grades in mathematics. Data came from the base year of the National Educational Longitudinal Study of Eight Graders (NELS 88). A random sample of 180 students consisting of 30 Black males, 30 Black females, 30 White males, 30 White females, 30 Hispanic males, and 30 Hispanic females were selected from the data set. Multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the data. Females were no less likely to score well on mathematics standardized tests than were their male counterparts. However, there were differences between racial groups. The effects of socioeconomic status varied among groups but were found to be consistently significant across racial lines. (Contains 26 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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